The observance was held at the Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument, which was unveiled in August 2020.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Isaiah Levine Killed In Double Shooting On Lower East Side, Second Victim In Hospital
The monument features figures of Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Their work and the struggles they and other women overcame were celebrated.READ MORE: Tony Award-Winning Temptations Musical 'Ain't Too Proud' Reopens On Broadway
“My hero is Ida B. Wells. She was a no nonsense woman. She went in the face of everybody to say we’re not going to be second class citizens,” said Savona Bailey-McClain from the West Harlem Art Fund.MORE NEWS: DEP Says New York City Tap Water Might Smell, Taste Different Because Of Different Supply Systems
The Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument was the first to be added to Central Park since 1965.